Designated 970, it is available in weights of 7.5 to 16 metric tonnes (t) and is powered by a straight 4 or 6 cylinder engine. Originally all straight engined rigids by Mercedes were marketed as Atego but from the 2005 facelift Atego models over 18 t were renamed Mercedes-Benz Axor.
The company is conducting large-scale fleet tests with the Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTec Hybrid delivery truck of 7.5 and 12 tons GVW, used to deliver mail in Germany . The Atego Blutec Hybrid uses the Eaton developed Parallel Electric system, with the Fuller Automated Manual replaced by the Daimler G45 automated transmission. 
Race truck versions of the trucks are called Mercedes-Benz Race Truck. Built by LARAG in the Eastern Switzerland canton of St. Gallen. The race trucks have competed in ADAC Truck Grand Prix and NRW Truck Cup.
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